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Wto Annex 4 Agreements

Most WTO agreements are the result of the 1986/94 Uruguay Round negotiations signed at the Marrakesh Ministerial Meeting in April 1994. There are about 60 agreements and resolutions for a total of 550 pages. The growth of international trade has resulted in a complex and ever-growing primary law, including international treaties and agreements, domestic legislation and jurisprudence for the settlement of trade disputes. This research guide focuses on the multilateral trading system managed by the World Trade Organization. It also contains information on regional and bilateral trade agreements, particularly those to which the United States is a party. The “Final Act” signed in Marrakech in 1994 is like a title note. Everything else is linked to it. First, there is the Agreement Establishing the WTO (or WTO Agreement), which serves as a framework agreement. The annexes are the Goods, Services and Intellectual Property Agreements, Dispute Settlement, the Trade Policy Review Mechanism and plurilateral agreements. Engagement plans are also part of the Uruguay Round agreements. > Go to a basic explanation of the agreements.

> . or a more technical list > abbreviations These are supplementary agreements negotiated after the Uruguay Round and annexed to the General Agreement on Trade in Services. There is no “First Protocol”. The corresponding engagement plans can be ordered in the online bookstore. These timetables include commitments made by each WTO Member Party to allow certain foreign goods or service suppliers access to their markets. Timetables are an integral part of the agreements. In the printed version, these tables include about 30,000 pages for all WTO Members. The WTO Agreements are often referred to as the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations 19861994, although strictly speaking the Final Act is the first of the agreements. You can download these texts as WordPerfect or PDF files.

Special and differentiated provisions in legal texts: More detailed information on the resources listed above can be found on the Subscription Databases page of this research guide. For goods in general: binding customs obligations. For agriculture: tariffs, combinations of tariffs and quotas, export subsidies and certain types of domestic support. Developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, will benefit from greater flexibility in the implementation of certain WTO rules. Source: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (Creative Commons License) The original Agreement on Trade in Goods, now incorporated into gatt 1994 (see above) Explanatory notes These are the negotiated conditions for the accession of countries that accede to the WTO after its establishment on 1 January 1995. They contain the engagement plans of each new member. CONTACT: World Trade Organization, rue de Lausanne 154, CH-1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland The Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft (BISD 26S/162), concluded in Geneva on 12 April 1979, as subsequently amended, corrected or amended.a Negotiations have since resulted in additional legal texts such as the Information Technology Agreement, membership services and protocols….

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